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This very deceptive ad, that promotes “THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK” as light comedy, was the Cameo’s only Roadshow attraction. According to Variety, it was also one of the few successful runs for “Anne Frank” outside of new York.
Ad for the 50th Street Cinema during its Avant Garde film stage.
Thanks Eileen, I was wondering where the Riverside and Riviera were in that photo.
It was simply NOT on FIFTH AVENUE.
How very New York and
THAT was the point….!
The Google map view above is trying to leave the city.
Ed, this theatre was running some daily changes in late December 1977. If you can find listings for December 21 or 22 you may have the answer. By December 23 they had opened “OUTRAGEOUS!” for a week.
What happened to this theatre’s intro?
The Arcade opened in 1919 and closed as the Cinema Studio 1 & 2 in 1990.
Ed, in December 1978 the Cinema Village was showing something called “Beatles Around the World”. Could that have been it?
Ed, it mostly played second run in the late seventies.
“Plein Soleil” was later successfully remade in English as “The Talented Mr. Ripley”.
I know the neighborhood was wild but in many ways that kept the competition out and audiences loyal. I ran similar theatres for Cineplex Odeon but Loews ran away from those neighborhoods in the 80’s.
Jnova, please tell us more. This theatre is historic part of NYC.
The Movieland 8th Street and Movieland Times Square overlapped by two years. The name was NOT moved down when the Times square location closed, as the intro suggests.
How did this Google map view go into a tunnel?
“The Alamo” did not “move-over” from the Rivoli. It opened at the Astor and Victoria at popular prices a couple of months after it left the Rivoli, where the run had been disappointing.
In the 1973 movie “Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams”, the Joanne Woodward character comments that when her mother and her walked by the Paramount on 43rd street and the doors were opened to let the patrons out, the whole street would smell like ice cream.
Thanks for the cool picture, geneser1.
No studio dictates the number of screens. The studio only agrees to a maximum house nut which the theatre chain can then accept as is or add seats at their own expense.
If the studios dictated these things, film buyers wouldn’t have a job.
This theatre was listed as Bryanston in Variety but advertised as Bryan West in 1975.
It opened “Frankenstein” as the Trans-Lux West.
Here are some Lincoln roadshows:
1957 “The Bridge on the River Kwai”
1961 “Judgment at Nuremberg”
1962 “The Longest Day”
1964 “My Fair Lady”
1965 “The Agony and the Ecstasy”
If you want to search further, The Miami News is available here:
Opened in 1978 as the Westway.
Also showed films as the 49th Street Burlesk in 1974-75 before becoming the Ramrod.
Season’s Greetings from the Ramrod: